Emerging Scholars in Interdisciplinary Studies

We invite applications from all undergraduates who have not yet had the opportunity to pursue independent research, especially those representing the social sciences and the arts and humanities, to submit applications for this program for summer 2016. This program allows emerging scholars to develop interests and expertise in an interdisciplinary field of study while honing their research skills under the tutelage of a faculty mentor or mentors.

Application details are available as a pdf or on the Bridge. Applications will include the following components:

  • A presentation of the research question(s) or theme(s)
  • An explanation of the interdisciplinary nature of the research question(s) or theme(s)
  • A description of the research environment
  • A statement of support from faculty mentor or mentors

Submission deadline is Monday, March 7.

Summer Research Internship

The Institute is offering summer research internships in the social sciences for summer 2016. Potential projects range from quantitative to qualitative analysis in policy-relevant areas. 

Chosen applicants will be matched with a faculty mentor and work as a research assistant on a specific project. The projected work will be a minimum of eight weeks during this upcoming summer. Interns will stay on campus for an 8-12 week period, work a minimum of 32 hours per week, attend weekly workshops and present the research project on campus at the Sigma Xi Poster session and/or the Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium (SVURS) in August 2016. The student will receive a stipend and on-campus housing.

To apply, please submit: cover letter, resume, letter of reference and copy of unofficial transcript to Meg Martin: mcm039@bucknell.edu.

Application deadline is Friday, March 4.

See full eligibility details.

Best of the Best Policy Memos

In our conversations with policy makers and the people who advise them, we have learned that one of the most important skills that students should develop, whether they want to work in public policy or in the private sector, is the construction of a concise, informative, but persuasive policy memo.

Congratulations to Felix Boakye-Afriyie, Emily Beisser, Jennifer Ohn and Raissa Sorgho whose memos were selected as the Best of the Best from UNIV 221: Bend the Curve, fall 2013. || Read their Policy Memos.


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